The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Bur Oak

    The young bur oaks, Quercus macrocarpa, growing on the High Line have distinctive corky ridges along their limbs. Photo by Friends of the High Line  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Bur Oak

    Although the snow has finally begun to melt, continued bitterly cold temperatures may delay the emergence of spring blooms. Photo by Eddie Crimmins  The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Grass is Always Greener

    Verdant tufts of grass fight their way through a melting layer of snow at the 23rd Street Lawn. Photo by Phil Vachon   This inspiring image by High Line Photographer Phil Vachon offers a good reminder – especially on cold days like today – of the pleasures of the warmer seaso... read more
  • Winter's Cold Grip on Our Gardens

    Although the snow has finally begun to melt, continued bitterly cold temperatures may delay the emergence of spring blooms. Photo by Eddie Crimmins  We typically can predict that winters will be cold and summers will be warm, but the more subtle dynamics of weather are much harder to for... read more
  • Discovering New York City's Rich Railroad History at the Williamson Library

    Michael Vitiello examines a book of old West Side Line (a.k.a. the High Line) advertisements in the Williamson Library. Photo by Friends of the High Line  On the wall of Michael Vitiello’s office, hidden in the upper levels of Grand Central Terminal, hangs a bronzed fedora. It belonged to P... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Threadleaf Bluestar

    Amsonia hubrichtii, the threadleaf bluestar, grows throughout the High Line.   The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Bird’s the Word

    An American robin caught on camera mid-feast, on the High Line at West 23rd Street. Photo by Mike Tschappat   This past week, visitors were treated to a surprising sight: a large flock of robins had descended upon the Eastern red cedar trees on the High Line, bouncing back and forth betw... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Swamp Rose Mallow

    The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adap... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Street Views

    High Line Photographer Gene Daly captured this image of a side street off of our park.  Photographer Gene Daly has a talent for photographing quiet city moments. His black-and-white images catch the subtle layers and rich textures of street scenes. In this photograph, he turns the usuall... read more
  • Story Behind the Shot: The Winter Garden

    Photo by Cristina Macaya   In celebration of the High Line Calendar, we’re exploring each month’s featured image to bring you more of the behind-the-scenes details. Visit the web shop to pick up your own copy – they’re on sale now for 50% off! In this month’s serene im... read more